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It was first published in installments in the magazine Die Dame between December 1925 and March 1926. In the beginning there is a profusion of intimate feelings, which is followed by tears and lamentations. When a young woman warns him to leave, Fridolin ignores her plea and is soon exposed as an interloper. Albertina wakes up and describes her dream: while having sex with the Danish soldier, she looked on as Fridolin was tortured and crucified. Dream Story is the inspiration for the film Eyes Wide Shut, co-written by Stanley Kubrick and Frederic Raphael.

Wang further proclaims the novel as "[W]orthy of being considered as the one great masterpiece in the realm of Chinese art.

These commentators' remarks reveal much about the author as a person, and it is now believed that some of them may even be members of Cao Xueqin's own family. In 1842, Karl Gützlaff's article, "Hung Lau Mung, or Dreams in the Red Chamber", in the sixth volume of the "Chinese Repository", included translation and criticism of some passages. Eventually Yingchun marries an official of the imperial court, her marriage being merely one of her father's desperate attempts to raise the declining fortunes of the Jia family. Everything seemed to be slipping from his grasp; everything was becoming increasingly unreal, even his home, his wife, his child, his profession, his very identity“, which is much, much funnier than it normally would be.

Richard Smith (Rice University) Dream of the Red Chamber Outline of Vol I of Story of the Stone, with comments. The latter one was released on 8 January 2010, and it is an extended version of the first game, with the main heroines of the game fully voiced and additional CG+endings. Fridolin, a doctor, and his wife, Albertine, have been married for a few years and are the parents of a much adored little girl. So begins a series of involvements throughout the night in incr The adolescent son of Jia Zheng and his wife, Lady Wang, and born with a piece of luminescent jade in his mouth (the Stone), Baoyu is the heir apparent to the Rongguo House.At the present, the "Jiaxu manuscript" (dating to 1754) is held in the Shanghai Museum, the "Jimao manuscript" (1759) is held in the National Library of China, and the "Gengchen manuscript" (1760) is held in the library of Peking University.

The protagonist of the story is Fridolin, a successful 35-year-old doctor who lives with his wife, Albertina (also translated as Albertine), and their young daughter.

Cao Xueqin was well versed in Chinese poetry and in Classical Chinese, having written tracts in the semi- wenyan style, while the novel's dialogue is written in the Beijing Mandarin dialect, which was to become the basis of modern spoken Chinese. Baochai's golden locket and Baoyu's jade contain inscriptions that appear to complement one another perfectly in the material world. In 1819, the British diplomat and sinologist John Francis Davis (1795–1890) published a short excerpt in the London Journal Quarterly Review. At a more profound level, the author explores religious and philosophical questions, and the writing style includes echoes of the plays and novels of the late Ming, as well as poetry from earlier periods.

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